JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli father gave two organs to his son for transplantation.
A kidney and part of the liver of Hasnin Atta, 47, a resident of a Galilee village, were transplanted into his 19-year-old son. Live organ donors giving two organs are very rare; it was the first such transplant in Israel, according to reports.
The liver lobe was transplanted in July, and the kidney was transplanted Tuesday at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah. The son suffered from a genetic metabolic disease.
Two transplanted organs from the same donor have a better chance of being accepted by the recipient’s body.